Illinois at Ohio State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/30/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Ohio Stadium in Columbus
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The Illinois Fighting Illini (4-4) will be going on the road on Saturday night and will be facing the #13 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1), who have won their last five games. The Buckeyes blew out Illinois 60-35 on the road a year ago.
Illinois was able to snap their three-game losing skid when they defeated Minnesota 28-24 last Saturday. They only had 263 total yards in that game, but they also forced Minnesota into committing three turnovers.
The Fighting Illini have 284 passing yards per game this season and they have been able to score 28.5 points per game. Quarterback Wes Lunt has been solid this season by throwing for 1,569 yards with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Running back Josh Ferguson has rushed for 518 yards this season with six touchdown runs.
Last weekend, Ohio State allowed Penn State to force overtime with 10 unanswered points, but they still came away with a 31-24 double overtime win. They had 219 rushing yards in that win and their defense held Penn State to just 240 total yards.
Through seven games, the Buckeyes are eighth in the country in scoring with 44.3 points per game, and their defense has only given up 20.7 points per game. Their top player has been quarterback J.T. Barrett, who has thrown for 1,689 yards this season with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 640 yards with five touchdowns.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-5-0 Against the Spread
Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-2-0 Against the Spread
Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Illinois Fighting Illini
10/21/14 DT Teko Powell Foot out for season
10/05/14 QB Wes Lunt Leg expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/13/14 OL Jake Angona Undisclosed out for season
09/13/14 LB Sean White Undisclosed out for season
08/08/14 LB Mike Svetina Foot out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes
10/27/14 QB J.T. Barrett Knee "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/24/14 LB Devan Bogard ACL out for season
09/25/14 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee out for season
09/13/14 DE Noah Spence Suspension out indefinitely
08/28/14 DB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring out for season
08/19/14 QB Braxton Miller Shoulder out for season
08/16/14 DL Dylan Thompson Knee out for season
08/14/14 WR Frank Epitropoulos Personal has left team
08/14/14 LB Kyle Berger ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State
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